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Maura Tierney forced out of 'Parenthood' by cancer surgery

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Tbd-mauratierney091409 Former ER actress Maura Tierney revealed in July that she would be having surgery to remove a breast tumor, but unfortunately it looks like it will keep her off her new series Parenthood, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"Ms. Tierney and her doctors remain confident that the outcome of her treatments will be positive," Tierney's spokeswoman said. "She is deeply disappointed that she will not be able to rejoin such a highly respected, talented, fun and funny group of actors and wishes to thank (writer and executive producer) Jason Katims and NBC for their patience and support."

NBC had originally put off shooting until November in order to wait for Tierney, who in the pilot played the sister-in-law role Dianne Wiest portrayed in the 1989 movie. Her role will be recast to make the midseason premiere date.

"While we are saddened that Maura Tierney won't be able to continue in her current role in 'Parenthood,' our main concern is for her quick and full recovery," an NBC spokesman said. "Our thoughts and best wishes are with her."

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